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CSPAN
Jan 25, 2013 6:00am EST
. secondly, there is absolutely no chance the president's request to have a permanent, unlimited debt ceiling will kerr. this is constitutional -- will poker. as we have seen in the past it's also been a helpful tool not only on checks and balances but to enact spending reforms and restraints that can be helpful, although in my view have not been helpful as they have in the past. a third point is that the claim we heard earlier today that a short-term extension of the debt limit may raise the u.s. government debt service costs. that is highly speculative. but rooney 11 gao study showed significant results. three out of every five had no impact. the 2012 report was based on only one event. statistically inconclusive. the bipartisan estimate are based upon both of these gao studies, and they missed the point. the fact of the matter is unsustainable spending over time without doubt will raise cost of our borrowing in america. that's why we are all here today to deal with this issue, or attempt to give our best insight. i'd like to ask dr. foster a question with related to the debt ceiling. many
FOX Business
Jan 25, 2013 4:00pm EST
that they back down on the debt ceiling debate was a good thing in the sense. came over. we saw that before. so start to change public opinion. forced the democrats to increase the debt ceiling and start to win over the public. david: one other thing that is extraordinary, how? you have a media that allows statements such as the following. this is a statement that was made back in 2011 about the 2000 volt budget. this budget includes a five-year non security discretionary spending freeze, reducing the deficit and this will bring spending to the lowest level since president eisenhower sat in the oval office. statements like this are so far removed from the truth. in fact, this president has increased spending to 25 percent of gdp, whereas it was 20 percent of the bush ministration. it was 16 percent under eisenhower. so they say these things and the press does not correct in. have you went public opinion that that? >> i think that was set on saturday night live, was the? david: no. taken seriously. >> well, first, you get a spokesman. the "wall street journal" said the other day, each house shou
CSPAN
Jan 25, 2013 6:00am EST
.c. the last couple of weeks. we add the fiscal cliff, the debt ceiling, the joe biden gun- control panel. we have allowed these to take center stage. we are falling into a sideshow trap. all these debates are about government. government is government power or the leading lady or leading man in our country today agreed to -- today's conservatism is wrapped up in solving the city's mass that is the federal budget, the burgeoning deficits, the mammoth federal debt, the shortfall in our entitlement programs. we seem to have an obsession. this is the long game for us to apply. today it is the fiscal cliff and to market will be the fiscal -- and tomorrow it will be the fiscal armageddon. our government has already gone off the fiscal cliff. it happened years ago and it happens every year for many years. today's conservatism is in love with zero. we think if we can unite behind a proposal to cut the debt and put together a spreadsheet and power point and a tv ad, call will be well. this obsession with zeroes is focused on government. by doing this, we sent a not so subtle signal that the focus of
PBS
Jan 25, 2013 12:00am PST
timely, because we are just days away. after monday as we start to move toward debt ceiling conversation and spending cuts get placed on the table, the poor are likely to take it on the chin, and that is why we are having this conversation live on c-span. our web site is a futurewithoutpoverty.com. have we lowered our expectations? i wonder what we say to fellow citizens who have lowered expectations. there is always a debate about what the proper role of government ought to be, and i suspect we are going to get into more conversation over the coming days as to what the role of government should be, what are our expectations, are they too low, and some people will say they are too high. talk about expectations. what do we have a right to expect in the richest nation in the world? >> i think it is important about what should be done, it is not theory. it is actually being done in countries around the world with demonstrated, of proven results, so every child in many countries of europe start out with preschool, and the results are unlike this country there is not hereditary problems. if i
WHUT
Jan 24, 2013 7:00pm EST
to imagine -- we talked earlier about the fiscal cliff and debt ceiling. it is clear there is legislative gridlock in this town. what happens in the months to come with this kind of gridlock -- we already see the battle lines being drawn about what is to happen when these entitlements did on the table with in march. what happens to the poor as you see it in the coming months? >> let me first say, thank you so much for allow me to be part of this conversation. i am happy that you have been carrying on this kind of conversation over the last few years. let me try and see if i can put something in context for you -- i think that is something we never really talk about. a lot of this fiscal cliff stuff is really smoke and mirrors -- when you sit back and realize the largest portion of the debt of this country is really three things -- one is two wars we never paid for, what is a medicare part that we never paid for, and the other part is the bush tax cuts. those of the largest portions of the debt of this nation. what they're trying to do now by cutting what you call entitlements and i call a
CNBC
Jan 24, 2013 7:00pm EST
. look there's a reason why the republicans in the white house caved on the debt ceiling. the public is not with them on these issues. >> don't know. kate, you have a little different view. i think republicans now back in the driver's seat because they cooperated on raising the debt ceiling. they forced the senate democrats to put up a budget. the next thing will be the continuing resolution, short term spending cuts. i think the gop by stopping taxes is back in play, they are back in play. >> i love your optimism, larry. i wish i could be jumping up and down with you. but i'm afraid the republicans are in full retreat. i'm hoping -- i know they won't agree to this tax increase. the senator is absolutely right. but the problem is the democrats are using this as another opportunity to put republicans of throwing granny off the cliff, caring only about their millionaire and billionaire buddies. patty murray said we'll put it on the people who best can afford it. it worked for president obama, the democrats, like the cbs news political director said is to go for the jugular, to cut the
FOX Business
Jan 24, 2013 8:00pm EST
. it keeps ballooning. we will have this debt ceiling fight which will begin in a few weeks and then we will be back to square one. what we have faith in these guys? >> well, let me mention another statistic to give emphasis to this point that they cannot predict with these deficits and the spending will be like. you know, on the interest-rate issue, if we just have a 100 basis point increase in interest rate, that adds $1 trillion to the debt of the next ten years. these numbers are incredibly sensitive to changes in the economy, employment, interest rates, inflation. but when congress cannot find another. that is the problem with these budgets. it emphasizes, start to make long-term changes in the law with respect to the way these entitlements work. and if you do that you can change over a long time the direction of how much these programs like social security, medicare, medicaid go into debt. [talking over each other] >> i just wanted to come in here. they would not even consider another ratings downgrade last the medium term budget was not satisfactory, so they're not even looking f
MSNBC
Jan 25, 2013 7:00am PST
to deal with. debt ceiling debate now postponed until may. the sequestering, the continuing resolution. and republicans are pushing for changes in entitlements. is this in large part about where the white house decides where to put its political capital? >> kwlourks know what, we have also forgotten in this discussion, we remain in the midst of a terrible, terrible recession. counting people who have given up looking for work and underemployed. we are looking at -- almost 15% of our population who is unemployed, who don't have jobs. real wages for millions of workers are going down. the gap between the very, very wealthy and everybody else is growing wider. so what concerns me is, yeah, you have to deal with gun control. deal with a lot of other issues, but we cannot -- we cannot forget the reality that tens and tens of millions of working people are really hurting. >> how would you prioritize then again if you have to figure out where you're going to put your political capital? how would you prioritize. there was a big headline today the stock market is at a five-year high, unemployme
MSNBC
Jan 25, 2013 9:00am PST
of the filibuster reform. >> debt ceiling. >> the debt ceiling stuff. it seems like this is a city that he gets -- he is more of an insider in washington than he was four years ago. i will say about the denis mcdonough appointment, it's good to finally see a white guy get a top job. it's really -- they've been shut out. >> they gave him a chance. >> thanks god. >> there's a reason why this was held up. the president jokes about saying it's the best kept secret in washington. we've all known. we've all reported in various ways that he is the choice. what did they do yesterday? they appointed a female to be lady of the s.e.c. it mattered. the scheduling worked to stack this one today zoosh the optics on it. >> i actually had thought he was already named chief of staff. that's how bad the secret was. we have to take a break, but when we come back, senators and frenemies. they strike a deal for the much maligned filibuster. is it still business as usual in the upper chamber? we'll discuss next. with the spark cash card from capital one, olaf gets great rewards for his small business! pizza! [ garth
PBS
Jan 24, 2013 4:30pm PST
not national debt ceiling even if as critics say the secretary of the treasury can prioritize payments and make the payments on the national debt, the government's going to be a deadbeat on someing. it's bills to ctrtors, its salary obligations, something will happen and at least we've got that off the table for a few months. >> washington does this all the time. they have these short-term fixes. how do you feel about thoughs? >> it's better than nothing. what is the alternative, a government shutdown as we may be facing at the end of march. so if they keep doing these short-term fixes, at least we're not having a calamity. the problem, of course, is the longer you delay a lot of these things, the harder it gets. >> so put politic as side, what is the solution to this budget and debt cries snis. >> well, you remember bill clinton at theconvention said arithmetic. icomes down to arithmetic. we've got this yawning gap between what the government takes in and what it spends. and realistically you've got to pov both ends this is what president obama calls balance and what the republicans call nonse
FOX Business
Jan 24, 2013 9:00pm EST
others into not go increased our way or the debt ceiling. >> we will for this election cycle. >> john: but most of them lost. >> true. it is not easy to sign. it is hard to say you not increase bar wing are spending. john: therefore i pledge of unauthorized refund in new programs without offsetting cuts. i will not vote for any budget that is not balanced? that seems unrealistic. if you just slow the growth you could get a sadr trouble it is not unrealistic. >> the budget is not a blueprint. but the senate has not passed in the last 3-1/2 years. it is less relevant than the other two. >> it be a fiscal conservative senator but at least now he is on the record if he votes for new spending programs, he can be held accountable. john: of fox news poll asks government spending is out of control or managed carefully? sixty-two% said out of control but this year, 83%. why do people think that? >> if you ask mr. doo audience that but it. >> who your representative peter. but if you are spending 10,001 the need to do? the average person does not ask for the $5,000 raise but they will say i nee
FOX Business
Jan 25, 2013 12:00am EST
with the coalition to reduce spending with the reject the debt pledge. >> one is only vote for the balanced budget, i do not vote for new spending that does not offset others into not go increased our way or the debt ceiling. >> we will for this election cycle. >> john: but most of them lost. >> true. it is not easy to sign. it is hard to say you not increase bar wing are spending. john: therefore i pledge of unauthorized refund in new programs without offsetting cuts. i will not vote for any budget that is not balanced? that seems unrealistic. if you just slow the growth you could get a sadr trouble it is not unrealistic. >> the budget is not a blueprint. but the senate has not passed in the last 3-1/2 years. it is less relevant than the other two. >> it be a fiscal conservative senator but at least now he is on the record if he votes for new spending programs, he can be held accountable. john: of fox news poll asks government spending is out of control or managed carefully? sixty-two% said out of control but this year, 83%. why do people think that? >> if you ask mr. doo audience that but it. >> w
CBS
Jan 24, 2013 5:30pm PST
to be made in the course of 2013 concerning fiscal deficits, concerning the debt ceiling, which is why 2013 is a make or break. >> reporter: if those decisions are postponed again? >> well, it will be pushing the can down the road yet again, which was a reproach that we made against the europeans, and i don't think that the u.s. should fall in that trap. >> reporter: lagarde says governments and legislators can't be allowed to let up or slip back, that we can't go back to business as usual. >> pelley: anthony, thank you very much. democratic senator dianne feinstein of california introduced legislation today to reinstate the federal ban on assault weapons, but she acknowledged that supporters face an uphill battle. nancy cordes is at the top of that hill tonight in washington. nancy. >> reporter: scott, the bill that she and other democrats introduced today is even tougher than the assault weapons ban that congress let lapse back in 2004. this bill would ban the sale of 157 different military-style firearms. flanked by police officers doctors, and mayors, senator dianne feinstein of califor
MSNBC
Jan 25, 2013 3:00pm PST
that the substance matters here. the republicans knew they couldn't fight president obama on the debt ceiling. they should have just extended it sbeerly. i think there are some republicans who learned some lessons who broke with the party to vote with aid for the victims of hurricane sandy. so i think this sort of meeting is sort of the top line of people wanting to say it's just organization. but i think below that, there are republicans who know their problems run deeper. >> i don't doubt that, but i think that the bad signal is, for example, how are you going to say you're going to have change re-elect the same chairman in reince priebus, who we learned this week, had clint east wo east's empty chair in his office. to have that as some symbol that you want to recognize other than if you use an example to show how you lost an election, how dumb we could be. i mean, what -- can you re-e lek elect this guy's chair? >> look, we are in a two-party system. but the parties recon fizz your themselves. so, for example, there was ultimately a moment when the party shifted and where those democrats h
NBC
Jan 25, 2013 5:00pm EST
party is in trouble. republicans were forced to back down on the debt ceiling. president obama layout a liberal agenda for his seconterm. the gop is out of favor with the young, minorities, and women, and not just at the ballot box. 49% of the nation now sees the republican party negatively. only 26% see it positively, democrats doing far better with a net positive. >> republicans talk policy and the democrats talk people. >> we have got to stop being the stupid party. >> the louisiana gov. bobby children -- bobby gentle -- bobby jindal. >> it is no secret that we have republicans damaged the party with offensive and bizarre comments. we have had enough of that. >> virginia legislature wanted to change the electoral maps. >> says forget that keeping the gop will recover. >> we have a lot of work to do. we have cleaning up to do. we have making up to do. we have stretching out to do to bring people in. >> today could be a start. >> unlikely plan will be to emphasize attacks -- a likely plan will be to emphasize the tax plan. wbal tv-11 news. >> thousands of anti-abortion activists marc
ABC
Jan 25, 2013 6:30pm EST
on a tear? economists telling us the election is over, the fiscal cliff crisis over, the debt ceiling battle pushed off. congress hearing the frustration now that we've been hearing on the trading floor for months. >> people in the city and outside the industry are just frustrated. >> reporter: frustrate bauds that gridlock put a lock on the stock market too. but tonight, finally what appears to be a solid recovery. >> worst case scenario that people were looking at in 2008, they can start to say, all right, we're not going to go there. >> reporter: couples like john and jeanette who you first met to "world news" two years ago. john had turned 60, jeanette about to. he was planning to work another five years because of the market. their retirement dreams had grown simpler since that wedding day. their only trips, to visit their granddaughter. how much has your 401(k) recovered since we last visited? >> it's gone up about 30%. >> about 26 osh $27,000. >> reporter: their 401(k) growing again along with that granddaughter. is it giving you a little more freedom? >> yes, it's given us quite a bi
FOX Business
Jan 25, 2013 1:00pm EST
and freddie have been huge money losers for the government. melissa: talk to me about the debt ceiling debate. i feel like he haven't even really a part of that. >> he get as d there and i'll tell you why. the treasury's responsibility really is to have a contingency plan. this is a guy who steered the economy through all of these financial crisis. you know, you ought to have some kind of plan in place for dealing with the moment when we might hit the debt crisis. an inspector general looked at this last year and discovered that the treasury never put in place a contingency plan for, you know, what would happen if congress never got around to raising the debt ceiling. melissa: yeah. >> for lack of planning, they get a low-grade on that one. melissa: you give them a d. >> yeah. melissa: what do you think he will do next? if it were me after six-month vacation in the bahamas then i would start thinking what i want to do. >> i think he might need more than six months in the bahamas. melissa: it has been a tough run. >> it is interesting. he did an interview with "politico" today and ruled out ta
FOX News
Jan 25, 2013 10:00am PST
're going to do this at point a, point b, laterfore point c and the same thing with the debt ceiling. everything we do is temporary and this is especially with the gridlock between the republicans with a majority in the house and democrats in the senate. this doesn't, you know, excuse the president from sitting down and talking about the issues, but i don't feel that he's said, okay, these issues don't matter and i don't think they've been on the back burner, i think everyone is very clear with where the president stands as to what his ideas and the democratic philosophy is with regard to job creation, and what we need to do with the economy. the republicans are clear. congress needs to sit down and work this out. the president's not their baby sitter, not running a day care center and the american people need to make our congressional electorates and our senators that are elected, we need to make it known what we want. those are our priorities and by the way, heidi, yesterday, california lowest foreclosure rate in the month of january in years. and that's a step in the right directi
CNBC
Jan 25, 2013 6:00am EST
for once weren't totally ridiculous with the debt ceiling but they extend the debt ceiling -- >> richard, stay with us. austan you're here for the rest of the show. we'll have more. at 1:45, the aflac duck was brought in with multiple lacerations to the wing and a fractured beak. surgery was successful, but he will be in a cast until it is fully healed, possibly several months. so, if the duck isn't able to work, how will he pay for his living expenses? aflac. like his rent and car payments? aflac. what about gas and groceries? aflac. cell phone? aflac, but i doubt he'll be using his phone for quite a while cause like i said, he has a fractured beak. [ male announcer ] send the aflac duck a get-well card at getwellduck.com. and his new boss told him two things -- cook what you love, and save your money. joe doesn't know it yet, but he'll work his way up from busser to waiter to chef before opening a restaurant specializing in fish and game from the great northwest. he'll start investing early, he'll find some good people to help guide him, and he'll set money aside from his first day of
MSNBC
Jan 25, 2013 3:00am PST
and says, how do you run a country with debt-ceiling debacles, fiscal cliffs with no decisions being made? and so it's a little bit like that old line, i didn't leave my heart. my party left me. i think a lot of big businessmen feel republicans have just gone a little bit crazy, and they are sort of now a group without a home because they're not democrats either. but it's another problem area for republicans. >> you saw that during the fiscal cliff. you know, when you had this parade of these big ceos going down to washington, more engaged arguably than any time in the last several years, but yet it didn't really have an impact at all. and i think part of that is because their message was, you've got to compromise, but part of that is because they weren't really saying anything specifically. they weren't hyper-engaged in a way they were calling them up and said there's what you have to compromise on. it was appealing to the mass populous. >> that group which i'm involved with left really disappointed/disgusted with what goes on in washington. >> as we all were. >> right. >> and that's tru
CNBC
Jan 25, 2013 3:00pm EST
further and then we'll see in three months' time what we discuss and how we deal with the debt ceiling, that's not especially helpful. that's what actually a lot of u.s. leaders complained about with the europeans about a year ago. they were saying oh, you know just pushing the can down the road yet again. well, sure. >> i guess the whole issue of do you provide stimulus to a weak and anemic story or do you cut back in a time that things are really not growing so adding austerity to an already weak story? >> what is needed is confidence. and you need to restore confidence in the way an economy is run. so things will vary depending on the strength of the currency, depending on the financing needs, the financing situation of the country and for some countries austerity, strong right from the start, is needed. when, you know, the situation of finance -- when the financing is under huge pressure. as has been the case with some european countries. in other situations, where there is a degree of confidence where markets know that the governments are serious about what they're doing, the pace
CNN
Jan 24, 2013 4:00pm PST
one thing at one time. it's not as if you can do gun control and immigration and the debt ceiling. guess what, we're paying these people, they have tons of staff, they can do more than one thing. the question is not do you have political capital, the issue is, do you have political courage? that's what you need to see more from politicians, courage, and not so concerned about whether or not they'll get re-elected. >> senator feinstein obviously saying it's an juuphill battle, but she pointed to what the voters want. 54%, 44% do not support. obviously, by party, if you broke that down, it could be different. but, again, this question to you. if there is the will to do not a lot on guns, but something, is this the something? >> i think absolutely not. and i think it's really important that you noted that statistic early on. but another thing to note is a lot of the folks who answer that question don't necessarily know what an assault rifle is. these assault weapons are designed essentially by cosmetic features that the gun has, like the kind of grip that the gun has. these are not m
FOX Business
Jan 25, 2013 3:00pm EST
think we're past the political rhetoric. we are solving one by one the issues of the day, the debt ceiling, the rhetoric around fiscal cliff, we clearly need to put all that to bed. but then we go after the reforms that matter, energy policy being a clear one with climate change attached. how we get tax reform in place to make americans and american corporations competitive again, globally. big thing for dow chemical. we want to reinvest in america because we can be competitive out of america. that agenda has to be put on the national agenda. i know the second term president is very keen on doing that. liz: the first term president was accused of being anti-business or not as friendly to business even though he brought a lot of business leaders to the white house and listened to them. many of them sat here and said you know what liz, though, he listened but i didn't see anything effectuated. do you think it's a different time now with president obama? >> i'm very fortunate that i was one of the ones that was called upon very early to help first term president obama. you've got to u
MSNBC
Jan 25, 2013 10:00am PST
on the debt ceiling and fight -- live to fight another day, he really is looking more and more like a 2016 possibility because he is trying to recast the posture of the party. >> i don't know where he gets tough sacrifices. what he asked before, and now he wants to do a budget of ten years that will balance the budget. you know, to do that would require even more drastic cuts that i think he knows democrats will not go along with. that's going to be difficult. i think it's a question of what issues do they take off the table like immigration as well as how they approach the budget and build out their own coalition, which they haven't figured out yet. >> and we see transitions tim geithner, saying good-bye. he ligue really with the respect of the white house and respect of the markets? >> i think, you know, it's a question that paul krugman gets at in the "new york times" today. what et cetera the right path to ultimately create jobs and growth? >> do you still have to focus on the deficit, or will that take care of itself to some degree versus more budget cutting? this is a thing that geit
MSNBC
Jan 25, 2013 1:00pm PST
is that this idea that there is a deficit crisis and we're going to be greece if we don't breach the debt ceiling and impose budgets that cut the government 40% in ten years, the idea behind those crisis mongers is that we have to slash the heck out of social insurance, out of programs that provide educational opportunities for poor people, out of things that push back against economic inequality. we can't afford it. we must cut them. the crisis dictates it. if there is no crisis and, as krugman and i argue, there is no crisis, if there is no crisis, they're just out there in nowhere land by themselves, by the way, without the majority of the electorate behind them. >> very briefly, jared, if you can, eric cantor says taxes are done, no taxes, so i guess another stalemate to come on that? >> i see -- it's hard to see how the budget that's going to come out of the senate, and i think patty murray is going to do a very good job on that, is going to reconcile with the kind of budgets we're looking at. >> jared bernstein who absolutely deserves the nobel peace prize, thank you, sir, thank you for joi
FOX
Jan 25, 2013 6:00am EST
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NBC
Jan 25, 2013 4:00pm EST
down on the debt ceiling. and laid out a liberal agenda for a second term. the gop is out of favor with the young minorities and women. not just at the ballot box. 49% of the nation now sees the republican party negatively. in the nbc news/"wall street journal" poll only 26% positively. democrats doing far better with a net positive. hand wringing at the gop winter meeting. >> republicans talk policy, and the democrats talk people. >> we've got to stop being the stupid party. >> reporter: bobby jindal on gop senate candidates todd aiken and richard murdoch whose comments about rape angered women. >> it's no secret we had a number of republicans who damaged the brand with offensive and bizarre comments. >> reporter: some republicans in four states with republican legislatures want to change the winner-take-all electoral college system in their states that gave president obama a big win. mitt romney would have been closer. a former party chair says forget that. the gop will recover. >> we've got a lot of work to do. we've got some cleaning up to do. we've got some making up to do, we
NBC
Jan 25, 2013 6:00pm EST
republicans to back down on the debt ceiling. and laid out a liberal agenda for his second term. the gop is out of favor with the young minorities and women. not just at the ballot box. 49% of the nation now sees the republican party negatively. in the nbc news "wall street journal" poll, only 26% positively. democrats doing far better with a net positive. hand wringing at the gop winter meeting. >> republicans talk policy and the democrats talk people. >> we've got to stop being the stupid party. >> reporter: louisiana governor bobby jindal on gop senate candidates todd aiken and richard murdoch whose comments about rape angered women. >> it's no secret we had a number of republicans who damaged the brand with offensive and bizarre comments. i'm here to say we had enough of that. >> some republicans in four states with republican legislatures want to change the winner-take-all electoral college system in their states that gave president obama a big win. mitt romney would have been closer. a former party chair says forget that, the gop will recover. >> we got a lot of work to do. we've g
CSPAN
Jan 24, 2013 11:00pm EST
washington d.c. first the fiscal cliff, debt ceiling, joe biden's uncontrolled task force. these are sideshows we've allowed to take center stage in our country. as conservatives can with all the sideshow track. all of these debates are about government. governments and government power are the leading lady and they demanded government today. today's conservatives and disrupted the solving the hideous mess that is the federal budget, the mammoth federal debt, shortfall in entitlement programs. we seem to have an obsession with government bookkeeping. this is the wrong game for us to play. today's the fiscal cliff, tomorrow the fiscal armageddon. but i've got news for you. our government to stop the fiscal cliff. it happened years ago and every year for many years. today's conservatism is in love. if we can unite behind a proposal to cut the deficit and debt and put together a spreadsheet and powerpoint and tv out, all will be well. the succession procedures is focused on government. by accessing the service on the budget spreadsheet within a not-so-subtle signal to focus o
CSPAN
Jan 25, 2013 2:00pm EST
the republicans over a barrel with the debt ceiling coming up with no time to announce any long-term balance budget framework or any kind of structural reforms to heanlt retirement programs. we had the short-term extension to give each chamber to go through order and pass a budget in our house. obviously, paul ryan and his team will work through, i think even a bolder budget to send to the senate. the senate and the president might not accept the bill we passed. but in fact, they are going to pass the bill and the president is going to sign it. as speaker boehner said, this is something the house should continue to do. we are in the opposition but we're in the majority but as the opposition we should take the opportunity to paint bold principles and stand by those and then we can campaign on those in the next two years. >> so, tom, you are a conservative. did you become conservative at some point, are you a natural born conservative? >> right from the beginning. i grew up in a very small town. my parents were not political at all. my father would not put up a yard sign until my campaign, tha
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